Friday, March 6, 2015

Author Spotlight #1 Jas T. Ward

Hey ya'll, 
So I had the privilege of Spotlighting Author Jas. T. Ward. However, before I give you all the details about this wonderful author take a look at a few questions I asked her to answer for you.

Why do you like to write?

-Writing has always been something I did. Whether it was to escape from a rough childhood, hide from being a victim of domestic violence or to get past the grief of losing a loved one to suicide, writing was my coping survival tool. It was my outlet, my haven and my salvation. I honestly don't think I could stop writing any more than I could stop breathing.

Why did you become an author?

-I was a ghost writer for years for some big names but it wasn't until some fans of my online writing encouraged me to publish a book that I became a published author. I am so grateful for that encouragement for it's been an incredible ride that I hope has no end in sight.

What makes you different from the rest?

-I don't know about different. As writers, I think we all share the same muse of creativity. But, I am known for making inventive twists and strong- emotion wrenches in my writing. I like to keep my readers guessing, just as I did when I wrote a story. There is nothing "normal" about my writing. I thrive on creating something different than what is out there and like creating my own beings, and worlds. Even my romances have dark, real life issues in them.


Biography

Jas T. Ward has always used writing as a necessary escape. With a past that is marred with a difficult childhood and domestic violence as well as being homeless as an adult, Ward lost her creative voice when she lost her soul mate to suicide. Finding that creative voice once again in writing in social media via blogs and creative writing groups, it was the fans that encouraged her to put her literary weavings to paper for them to enjoy. Ward lives in Texas with her dog and cat- Author Dog Pumkin and Writer Kitty Orleans and is the proud parent of three independent children. 

When asked why she writes, Ward answers simply:
Reading saved me. It was my salvation and my haven. I now strive to pay that gift back by writing books that can give the same to others. And to keep myself sane.

                                                 
                                          Info - Last Book: Love's Bitter Harvest


Matt and Katherine McCall were high-school sweethearts and in love from first kiss. But time changes people and sometimes the strongest seed of love can only harvest bitterness. Fast forward four years--Katy has a new life far from the one she had with Matt. And she thought it was all worth it. Matt McCall's last four years were full of loss, doubt and sorrow. And now? He's only half the man Katy left behind. 

Can love survive in hardened, bitter tainted soil? Or does it eventually die under the coldness of heart-break. 

From critically acclaimed author Jas T. Ward, Dead Bound Publishing is proud to present- 

Love's Bitter Harvest 
Romance-The Ward Way

Love's Bitter Harvest is not your standard nor convention love story. It's a dramatic fiction novel with romantic undertones. The story is written with a disabled main male role who is strong and yet so real the reader forgets he's disabled. The woman is nodamsel in distress but struggling at being who she dreams of being and who she wants to be. Their love is a harsh and a bitter filled one, yet tender and humorous as they deal with their issues. This is not a romance--it is a story we can all identify with and the reader is carried along just to see how it could possibly end well. And amazed that it can.


My next title: Lust- Book Two of the Shadow-Keepers Series



Can a heart that is walled away never to love or trust find its beat in one that is needing someone to save it? And what happens when that salvation is blurred? 

McKenzie Miller had never needed anyone. Not since she lost both her parents to a crime of passion at a young age. Shuffled from foster home to foster home, Kenzie finally took control of her own life and lived on the streets. 
Now she's an adult and she has a hard-wired survivalist core to never be used or abused again. She's strong and no one will ever hurt her--because no one will ever be let inside of the part of her that can still feel--her heart.

Lana had everything that her parent's money could buy and until they lost it all in the economy crash, the young ballet dancer had a bright future with the San Francisco Ballet Company. Now she struggles to reach for her dream and still survive. Until one night...

Welcome to the world of the Grid. Where heroes and Eaters of souls walk among us. And a war rages with the prize being the existence of mankind, or its loss.

From best selling author, Jas T. Ward, coming the wildly anticipated book two of the Shadow-Keepers Series - LUST

Coming soon from Dead Bound Publishing!

Be sure to get these novels that are available now!

Ward can be contacted via:

Facebook: www.facebook.com/AuthorJasTWard

Blogspot: http://authorjastward.blogspot.com/

Dead Bound Publishing: www.DeadBoundPublishing.com